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's speakers, building on the momentum of last night. how can you top michelle obama? >> believe it or not, when we were first married, our combined monthly student loan bill was actually higher than our mortgage. yeah. we were so young, so in love, and so in debt. and that's why barack has fought so hard to increase student aid and keep interest rates down. because he wants every young person to fulfill their promise and be able to attend college without a mountain of debt. so in the end, for barack, these issues aren't political. they're personal. because barack knows what it means when a family struggles. he knows what it means to want something more for your kids and grandkids. barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. and he wants everyone in this country, everyone, to have the same opportunity. he reminds me that we are playing a long game here. and that change is hard. and change is slow. and it never happens all at once. but eventually, we get there. we always do. we get there because of folks like my dad. folks like barack's grandmother. men and women who said to them
're going to be good. the headliner is none other than the first lady herself, michelle obama. and the keynote skooep speaker is a guy you may not know right now, but mark my words, you're going to know him tomorrow, and you're going to know him in probably the next four and eight years. more on that in a moment. but cnn's joe johns is watching all of this live. he joins me. joe, we watched at the rnc when ann romney kicked off that first night, and it was -- really, it was such a great speech. people will say what they will about a party that they don't like. but she was a great speaker, and she had everybody wrapped. and everybody talked about her in the media the next day, which is really the key when it comes to these conventions. nobody had really heard from her before, but they have heard from michelle obama. so is the pressure higher for mrs. obama to really sort of punch through, get her message out there, and get headlines for tomorrow? >> it's true, people have been listening to michelle obama for four years now, even more than that. but actually, i've got to tell yo
years ago. also speaking tonight, first lady michelle obama. her job, reach out to women voters of both parties. cnn's edlavendera has a closer look. but, first, dana bash, what are the main priorities that democrats will be pushing tonight? >> reporter: well, democratic officials say the main priority is to remind people that this just isn't just about whether or not they should fire or hire again president obama. it's that it's going to be a choice. and this is really if you talk to any strategist of any party kind of the way you run an incumbent's re-election campaign. that it is a choice between the president and mitt romney. so they'll try to what they say is crystallize that choice between the two men. and they're also going to try to emphasize the fact that as president obama has been doing for months that they believe that the democratic party is the party for the middle class. and also talk about, they say, the accomplishments that they feel that the president hasn't gotten enough credit for, bailing out the auto industry. they believe the health care bill. they'll talk about t
on the personal side of her husband. tonight it is michelle obama's time and her turn. she's not going to have to work as hard to convince people that president obama is likable. check it out. in a recent "washington post" poll, 61% of registered voters said the president seems more friendly and likable compared to 27% for romney. so what does michelle obama need to say tonight to get democrats revved up, convince voters that her husband should get another four years? office? we're going to talk about it, bring in our republican consultant, cnn contributor, alex, and cow c-founder of rebu the dream. good to see you guys both. in person. i love this. cnn grill. likability. you know, alex, you're always talking about i don't have to have a beer with a guy, you know, the economy's really important. but people do want to be able to feel like the person in office gets it, they trust him, they know him well. did he do -- did ann romney do a good enough job last week not to have that be an issue this week? >> i used to work with mitt romney. i always told him if she ever primaried h, i'd vote for her
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. take a look at what happened last night when first lady michelle obama took the stage at the dnc. >> believe it or not, when we were first married, our combined monthly student loan bill was actually higher than our mortgage. we were so young, so in love and so in debt. and that's why barack has fought so hard to increase student aid and keep interest rates down, because he wants every young person to fulfill their promise and be able to attend college without a mountain of debt. >> so in love and so in debt. if you look at some of the headlines, just really quickly, there's the daily news. she's a hit. we saw the same headlines with ann romney as well. she was a hit, too, so how did michelle do since we're on the news, and what about ann romney and the effect of ann romney? i want to bring in margaret hoover who is also the author of "american individualism." i want you to talk about exceptionalism. give me the rundown and how you think michelle obama's speech went over last night and then we'll get to ann romney as well. >> look, first lady obama was a huge hit, and, you know,
. and by the way, after last night, i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. >> mayor villaraigosa, the crowd went wild, look at you. you're still basking in it as well. it's no secret the republicans have said that might be their secret weapon because it might be hard to follow and it also might remind people that president obama is not president clinton. your thoughts? >> actually, it's going to be an absolute assistance to the president. this was a shot in the arm that was a rocket launch, if you will. president clinton is not just a great orator, he's a great teacher. in many ways, it wasn't just a great speech. it was a very simple explanation of how we got here, the free fall that we were in as an economy, what president obama did to put the brakes on that free fall. and i thought it was an amazing, amazing speech. you know, the fact is, you guys have been talking a lot about enthusiasm and whether or not it was absent. we saw it on tuesday with michelle obama. we saw it last night with president clinton. we saw it when the two of them came together. let me tell
400 sleep number stores. >>> first lady michelle obama wants you to stay fit and she's found wayes it keep herself in shape. she took questions from our reporters about her lets move initiative. >> hi, i'm first lady michelle obama and i'm here to answer your ireporter questions. >> hi mrs. obama. we are out for our evening walk. >> we were wondering, what's your favorite way of staying fit and ahealthy. >> i try it find things that i enjoy doing. i recommend that to everyone. find what is fun for you. for me, i work out everyday at the gym. but i try to get some cardio in. i try do weight, plyometrics but not everybody enjoys the gym. not everybody enjoys being on the treadmill. people don't have to make it complicated. turning on the radio and dancing is also fun. that's something i do with my girls. we dance around a lot. >> hi mrs. obama. my favorite healthy snack is gold fish. what is the president obama's favorite snack? >> the president, oh, one of his favorite snacks is quacamole and nacho chips. he has a -- he is has a weakness for those. if he is watching a game, he can e
, and i'm sure will, tomorrow, will be saying, man, they have michelle obama, bill clinton, and president obama. i wish we had a murderer's row like that on our side. >> i have to wrap this up. a bit of breaking news we have to pass on to people. thank you, roland and will. as usual. >> you bet. >>> this is cnn breaking newses. >>> ok. now for the breaking news. a u.s. airways flight returns to the airport following a threat. our affiliate wpvi is reporting u.s. airways flight 1267 had already left philadelphia on its way to dallas when a threat was called in involving a passenger carrying an explosive liquid. it happened just after 7:00 eastern this morning. the plane is back on the ground. the plane will now be searched. of course we're going to monitor the situation. if they find anything or even if they don't, of course we'll pass it along to you. but for now, those passengers are pretty much stuck. we'll be right back. >>> 13 minutes past the hour. to money news this morning, one of the keywords used in both political conventions, jobs. this morning, the labor department says 365,000
of things i would be listening for. finally, he has to bring the heart we saw michelle obama touch on. 2008, he was this candidate that in spired so much passion in people. that has waned is an understatement in four years, some people feel bitterly disappointed. can he reconnect and resell that brand and make people have that crush on him again they had in 2008. >> oh, the crush on obama. we'll look for those three points. we'll look for you as well, part of our primetime coverage of the democratic national convention. the whole thing kicks off 7:00 eastern, wolf blitzer, anderson cooper, the rest of cnn's political team. and 10:00 is the hour in which the president will officially accept his party's nomination for re-election. at midnight, piers morgan will put a wrap on the 2012 dnc for us on cnn. i will be watching. i hope you will be as well. >>> i want to take you back to mitt romney. moments ago he spoke about the democratic national convention. >> i think it will be interesting to listen to the president tonight. what i'd like him to do is report on his promises, but there are forgo
his mother to cancer, as well. and michelle obama has her let's move campaign. we're all on the same page when it comes to living healthier lifestyles. >> what do people say when they see you strolling into town? how do they react to you? >> you know, typically, don, the first question i get is, are you really walking across america? and they're just like, wow. and then i have a bunch of different questions and i always answer them. >> lose any weight? you look thin. >> not really. i've gained muscle. >> and endurance, i'm sure. good luck to you. >> thank you, don. >> thank you for walking. >> great meeting you. >>> all right. so moving on now, people stranded in their cars, they had to be rescued, flash floods. it is scary stuff. i'm going to show you where and the water will rise again this weekend. we'll tell you about that, next. . it's the only mouthwash with a new tartar control formula for a dentist clean feeling. ahhhhhhhh. [ male announcer ] new listerine® ultraclean™. power to your mouth™. woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate
turkish-sir ya turkish-syrian border. >>> michelle obama in charlotte. we'll talk to wolf blitzer after this quick break. >>> before we move along and talk gas prices, this is a sneak peek. this is the first lady in charlotte. as soon as she steps on the that stage we'll bring you more live pictures and bring in wolf blitzer. she's speaking tomorrow night in primetime. >>> let's talk about those gas prices setting a record high this labor day making a tough situation for a lot of you travelers on this holiday, but is there good news ahead? let's hope so. alison kosik joins me. will we see a drop any time? >> relief should be on its way soon. the reason we've been seeing gas prices go up is we've had a lot of these short term problems. the biggie is hurricane isaac last week. most of the refineries had to shut down or cut back on production. the down time kept the process of making gasoline happening. it was more of a supply and demand issue. other factors pushed prices higher as well. one oil analyst says that prices could wind up dropping 20 cents over the next month. that coming from
. michelle obama speech's last night reminding voters she had a pretty good speech at the republican convention in tampa. getting back to what paul ryan said on the campaign trail, i think the romney campaign really sees this as a gift of what happened yesterday on the sunday talk shows when those obama campaign advisors were having trouble answering the question are we better off than four years ago. president obama was quoted in usa today giving himself an incomplete on the economy. even though mitt romney has not been out, his campaign has opinion hard at work making hay on those comments. >> thank you. cnn just heard from the head of the navy seals about that controversial book out today about the bin laden raid. wait until you see the scathing memo he sent out to all seals. you'll only see it here on cnn. i was talking to my best friend. i told her i wasn't feeling like myself... i had pain in my pelvic area... and bleeding that wasn't normal for me. she said i had to go to the doctor. turned out i had uterine cancer, a type of gynecologic cancer. i received treatment and we're
say all of them i mean president obama, first lady michelle obama, vice president joe biden, and his wife dr. jill biden will all be going to a campaign event in new hampshire. that's on friday. for the weekend they split up. president obama is off to florida for saturday and sunday campaign events. vice president biden is off to ohio for the weekend fo events there. you know, gary, it's all about momentum building on momentum right after the convention, wasting no time hitting the campaign trail. it's something you saw mitt romney his running mate obviously do the last few days since their convention. president obama and joe biden will do the same. >> how are the preps going right now in charlotte? are people already starting to arrive? >> yeah. we've seen some people filing in. by and large most of them journalists and members of the media setting up, preparing for the week. there are some delegates, some guests that have been filing in as well, security preparations obviously are about to start. we know that they'll be erecting the perimeter around the entire border around the eve
. as for the big speakers, let's go through the schedule. michelle obama, she's one of the major speakers on tuesday night. as is the keynote speaker julian castro. he is the mayor of san antonio, texas. hes somebody you can get to know pretty well. on wednesday, former president clinton will be the big speaker. thursday, we move from here to time warner cable arena to the football stadium. that's where haven't joe biden and president obama will give their renomination addresses. a little noisy here. we have buses going by. >> that's the way it goes. right when you start talking, all the activity has to begin. >> exactly. >> meantime we hear that vice-presidential pick on the republican side paul ryan is going to be in north carolina next week. will his arrival coincide with the convention? to f. if so, why? >> the romney campaign announced that paul ryan will be in greenville, north carolina, a couple hours from here. he'll there be for a rally. the convention starts the next day here. vice president joe biden was supposed to be in tampa, florida, last monday when the republican conventi
. i think the president and his family have already -- there they go. president obama and michelle obama boarding the plane taking off for portsmouth, new hampshire where of course president obama will hit the campaign trail. that is where dan lothian is already waiting for the president to arrive. so i'm sure the white house has already put out a statement on this jobs report. what's it saying? >> this is not the kind of numbers that would really put wind in the sails of the president as he bounces out of the democratic national convention. i've heard from two officials who tell me the president will in fact address the jobs numbers during his first stop here post the dnc convention here in new hampshire. so he will be addressing those job numbers. we'll be listening for what he has to say. we heard from the president's economic adviser who said in a statement in part, quote, while there is more work, there remains to be done, today's employment report provides further evidence that the u.s. economy is continuing to recover from the worst downturn since the great depression going
complaints are growing. does michelle obama's initiative give students enough to eat at school? "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. we begin this hour with president obama about to face two very different audiences. just minutes from now the president will address the united nations general assembly, but it's not just world leaders who will be listening to his speech about foreign policy. american voters may also tune in to his comments amid a spike in international hot spots. the latest from iran, they have reportedly test fired anti-ship missiles in the waters off its southern coast. it's possibly troubling for several reasons. according to an iranian news agency, the drill was close to u.s. led naval exercises in the persian gulf. the test comes amid spiking tensions with israel and mutual threats of military action, and it comes on a day when both presidenobama and the republican nominee, mitt romney, deliver key speeches on u.s. foreign policy. as i said, mr. obama is about to speak momentarily. mr. romney spoke in the las
pictures were published of the wife of president obama. i think michelle obama would take a different view about pictures of her topless than she might about someone on a beach in miami. i think that's the key difference. >> well, some might argue and probably very few, but some might argue that even if you're in a private home, is it ever wise to go outside of that home and take your top off? >> i don't think anyone would disagree with that. i have worked for celebrity clients for over 20 years. if any celebrity client came to me and asked me whether it was ever wise to take their top off in a public place anywhere, i would say absolutely not. so i think kate, the duchess of cambridge was unwise to do that. i think, however, that the punishment is inappropriate. it does not seem to me that justifies a worldwide set of pictures on the basis of and moments in discretion where she thought she was safe and where she thought she was private. >> well, it just comes on the heels of the prince harry scandal and the nude pictures taken of him in a private hotel room. >> well, i think this is absol
process. >> that's politics now. it's celebrity. obama is definitely a celebrity and michelle is a celebrity. that is how the world runs for better or worse. i think for worse, but -- >> for better. i like it. i do an obama impression. i would like four more years of employment. >> i do a mitt romney impression. being uncomfortable talking to laborers. i would like to see him win. >> so good. >> you have to do the impressions because you are talking about it. >> i don't think so. >> come on, do it. >> what are do you want to hear? ask me a couple of questions. >> give me a speech ad if we have hope and change -- >> that's a speech to me, but let me hear your. >> for we have hope and change, i need your vote. if you feel the empire strikes back was better than jedi, i need your vote. i want sasha and malia to go to bed. >> of all the speech you saw at the rnc and dnc, which was your favorite? >> i like paul ryan because we were talking about the youth vote and he got the youth vote name dropping ac/dc and led zeppelin. those are the bands kids today are into. i appreciated that
of the political process. >> oh, that's politics now. politics is celebrity. i think obama is definitely a celebrity and i think michelle is definitely a celebrity. i think celebrity is how the world runs now for better or worse, i think for worse. >> for better. i like it. i do an obama impression so it's i would kind of like four more years, dot, dot, of employment. >> i do a mitt romney impression. which is just me being uncomfortable talking to laborers. >> yeah. >> so i'd really like to see him win. >> so good. >> i want to see -- you got to do the impression since you've been talking about it. >> i can't. don, i don't think so. >> come on! do it! >> what do you want to hear? ask me a couple of questions, don. >> give me the speech! if we have hope and change, that's the speech to me but let me hear yours. >> that's pretty good. if we have hope and change, i need your vote. if you feel "empire strikes back" is better than "jedi" i need your vote. >> everything you heard at the rnc and dnc which was your favorite? >> i like paul ryan. we were jug talk about the youth vote and totally
obama i talked to him about why he hasn't built more relationships with some of those washington insiders who could have helped get his agenda through. >> sometimes michelle and i not doing the circuit and going out to dinners with folks is perceived as us being cruel. it has more to do with us being parents. when we are in town here in washington in the evenings, 6:30 we want to be at the dinner table with our kids and i want to be helping with their homework. i think sometimes that is interpreted as me not wanting to be out there slapping backs and wheeling and dealing. >> if you are reelected your girls will be older and will probably have their own weekend plans. >> it is already starting to happen. >> do you think you might do more outreach with members of congress? >> my hope is that getting past this election people will have an opportunity to maybe step back and say the differences that divide us aren't as a important as the common bonds we have as americans. some of that i'm sure will require additional effort on my part hopefully. the other side, as well. >> in the docu
and our personnel is protected. >> in the midst of all of this michele, as you well know, there is an election going on and governor romney says that the obama administration is not being tough enough. is he right? >> look, i think that in this specific instance of these demonstrations, and what has happened in libya, i think that the response of the obama administration has been appropriate. if we step back though and look at a broader frame of u.s. policy in the middle east and indeed u.s. foreign policy in the world, i think that there's an argument to be made that the united states has not taken the leadership role it really should, that there is very widespread disappointment in the middle east for example that the united states is not doing more regarding syria, that the united states hasn't done as much as people hoped to help the nations in democracies in tunisia, and libya and so there is a way in which what governor romney said is justified. >> thank you, michele dunne, from the carnegie endowment for peace. we appreciate your perspective. >>> when newsroom cont
in chief. ladies and gentlemen, president barack obama. >> secretary panetta, general dempsey, members of our armed services and, most importantly, to the families, survivors and loved ones of those we lost, michelle and i are humbled to join you again on this solemn anniversary. today we remember a day that began like so many others, arrive at school and commutes to work, early flights and familiar routines, quick hugs, and quiet moments. it was a day like this one. a clear, blue sky, but a sky that would soon be filled with clouds of smoke, and prayers of a nation shaken to its core. even now, all these years later, it is easy for those of us who lived through that day to close our eyes and to find ourselves back there. and back here. back when grief crashed over us like an awful wave, when americans everywhere held each other tight, seeking the reassurance that the world we knew wasn't crumbling under our feet. eleven times we have marked another september 11th come and gone. eleven times we have paused in remembrance and reflection, in unity, and in purpose. this is never an easy d
questions. >> in my interview with president obama, i talked to him about why he hasn't built more relationships with some of the washington insiders who could have helped get his agenda through, and here is what he said. >> sometimes, michelle and i not doing the circuit and going out to dinners with folks is perceived as us being cool. it actually has more to do with us being parents. when we are in town here in washington, in the evenings, 6:30 we want to be at the dinner table with our kids, and i want to be helping with the homework. that is sometimes interpreted as, me not wanting to, you know, be out there slapping backs and wheeling and dealing. it has more to do with the fact of the stage we are at in our lives. >> if you are re-elected the girls may have their own weekend plans and nopt wanting to hang out with mom and dad. >> yes, it has already started to happen. >> will you do more outreach, or back slapping, with members of congress? >> my hope is getting past this election, people will have an opportunity to maybe step back and say, you know what, the differences tha
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